Top private school in NJ The Elisabeth Morrow School of Bergen County
The Elisabeth Morrow School's shared purpose is to provide exemplary academics and character development in a diverse and inclusive child-centered community, inspiring students to become curious scholars, ethical leaders, and global citizens.

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Parent education is a big part of the EMS experience. Request one or more of our FREE e-Books!

Find the Best School for Your Child
How to find the school that best suits your child's intellectual, social and emotional growth.

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Academic Competitions eBook

Learn about writing, art, science and math competitions (local and national) for students ages 8 and up.

Navigating the Middle School Years

Guidance from EMS experts on how to help your child navigate the sometimes rocky years of middle school.

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For more than 85 years, EMS has offered a comprehensive and rigorous threes-eighth grade education to students from Bergen, Hudson and Rockland counties and New York City.

If you are looking for a school that will engage your child, offer unique learning opportunities such as an innovative STEAM curriculum and nationally renowned music program, and provide an environment that fosters community and character, register for a tour of our 14-acre campus, or call us at:

201.568.5566 x 7212

We are currently accepting applications in all grades for the 2018-2019 academic year. Candidates must be of qualifying age on or before October 1.

Discover EMS!

Summer is the perfect time to get better acquainted with us! Choose from a variety of FREE educational and cultural events geared to parents and children. Scroll through events or download our flier.

EMS Give Back 2018 on Sunday, Nov. 4SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 • 11a.m. - 1p.m.

Now in its 4th year, EMS Gives Back is a fun-filled "spirit of giving" day and our way of saying thank you to the greater community for supporting the school for 86 years! Bring food donations of canned or boxed food for The Center for Food Action. Children can attend FREE workshops in the arts and nature. Enjoy a petting zoo, musical coffeehouses, face painting, balloon artists and performances by EMS' renowned orchestra and so much more.

Community groups will be available so attendees can find an organization where you may want to volunteer or join. Families are also invited to stay for the annual EMS book fair and cafe featuring live readings and performances. 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Bring your two-year old to the EMS Campus for  Songs and STEAM for Twos. This hour long program features an age-appropriate STEAM activity and a fun musical sing-along with our early childhood teachers.

This event will take place in Chilton House on the EMS campus. Advance registration is appreciated. Reserve your space!






SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 • Beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Elisabeth Morrow School campusWe look forward to welcoming you to our Open House. Prospective students and families will have the opportunity to: 

The Open House will take place in Innovation Alley in our Little School building. Please plan to arrive by 10:00 a.m. Wear comfortable shoes!

Contact Us

For more information regarding Admissions or to schedule your tour of The Elisabeth Morrow School, please contact:

Kathleen Visconti

Director of Enrollment Management

Laura Khutorsky

Associate Director of Admissions | Second-Eighth grade

Debra Abitante

Associate Director of Admissions | Threes through Fourth grade

Nyafa McCloggan

Enrollment Management Coordinator
201.568.5566 x7212